Shortly after my parents bought their property in 1984, my father converted a corn crib (left most building in above picture) into a workshop. Board and batten was installed around the sides and a wood burning stove was incorporated to be used as a heat source in the winter.
Eventually, some improvements were made by installing a reclaimed wood floor, vinyl siding, insulation, and a new brick surround for the wood stove. These improvements not only made the building look nicer, but the insulation and new fireplace greatly improved the ability to quikly heat and retain that heat in the shop in the winter months.
Inspired by my father’s work, I took an interest in woodworking as well. I started by making picture frames, a simple desk with black cherry top, and a few Shaker style wall shelves. In the last year or two, I began to document some of my projects and the details of my most recent work are found in the links below.